Tag: rockicana

  • Interview: Melodime

    They say variety is the spice of life, and Northern Virginia-based rockicana outfit Melodime is testing that theory—in more ways than one. “We just got back from our third annual summer music camp this past August in Haiti, it was awesome,” explains vocalist Brad Rhodes of the band’s non-profit Now I Play Along Too, which […]

  • Premiere: “New Love” by The National Reserve

    Premiere: “New Love” by The National Reserve

    The National Reserve cut their teeth doing residencies in Brooklyn clubs, vying for the thinly-spread attention of each night’s crowd–and they got really good at it. Their sound is already a classic, a unique rockicana blend that’s all their own. “Who do they sound like?” you might ask…well, they sound like The National Reserve. Now, the band […]

  • Live Show Review: Lisa LeBlanc

    Live Show Review: Lisa LeBlanc

    Lisa LeBlanc, rockicana shredder and master of all things stringed, played her first headlining show in Nashville recently, appearing in the upstairs lounge of the City Winery. There were four players, a drum kit, microphones decorated with strings of lights in the shapes of lobsters, flamingos, and lemony yellow circles, and a music store’s worth […]

  • Live Show Review: Banditos

    Live Show Review: Banditos

    I always think of East Nashville as the Music City’s melting pot of artistic talent. Nashville is where you see a punk rocker, a gospel singer, and a country legend walk into a bar…and it’s not the beginning of a corny joke. Often, the musical influences remain separate; an indie rock concert here, a country […]

  • Off The Stage: JD McPherson

    Off The Stage: JD McPherson

    For most casual fans of music, the forty-five minutes that a band spends on the stage is all they can see. However, when the guitar cases are closed and the venue’s floor is littered with empty beer cans and trash, most bands load their gear into the van and return back to their normal lives. […]